Richard Van Yperen
In general, the Old Testament book of Proverbs provides a compendium of seemingly random succinct universal truths about godly wisdom. However, chapters 1”9 offer a coherent curriculum that teaches the reader how to acquire wisdom and build one's life on a foundation of eternal values. Ostensibly, this curriculum is, taught by a father to his son over the course of the first nine chapters. Beginning his instruction by declaring, "The fear of the...